Topsail Island Hotels

Topsail Realty Vacations to Take Over Operations of the Historic Loggerhead Inn in Surf City, NC

Surf City, North Carolina – Carolina Retreats, a specialty lodging and vacation rental management company, has taken over management and operations of the historic Loggerhead Inn, a boutique 36-room ocean view motel, located in downtown Surf City on Topsail Island, North Carolina, from Loggerhead Holdings LLC. The inn will be managed through Carolina Retreat’s affiliate, Topsail Realty Vacations. Mike Harrington, Carolina Retreats CEO, made the announcement.

Built in 1960 and originally called “The Silver Sands Motel”, the Loggerhead Inn is a classic family-friendly “motor inn” of yesterday. With a prime central island location on the edge of Topsail Island’s restaurant and entertainment district and directly across from a dedicated beach access, the Loggerhead Inn offers multiple room types from king and double queen suites, to economy vacation rooms for those looking for an affordable weekend escape. The inn will receive multiple room and grounds upgrades over the coming months, including additions to their popular swimming pool area.

According to Harrington, “Topsail Island has been experiencing a surge in visitors over the past few years. While our traditional vacation rental homes under management have seen record occupancy, we still have to turn visitors away that are only looking for shorter 2 or 3 night stays. With the Loggerhead Inn, we will now have multiple lodging offerings under our umbrella in order to fill that gap. Our entire team is looking forward to revitalizing and bringing this historic Topsail Island landmark to our guests”.

Overseeing the day to day operations at the Loggerhead Inn will be Lori Shoemaker, Topsail Realty Vacations newly appointed Hotel Operations Manager, and Property Caretaker Tony O’Conner.

About the Loggerhead Inn

The Loggerhead Inn has been a Topsail Island vacation landmark for almost 60 years. Originally built in 1960 under the name “The Silver Sand’s” motel and added on to over the years, the Loggerhead Inn now offers 36 rooms of various sizes and price ranges, a swimming pool, and a central Topsail Island location.

The inn maintains a family-friendly environment that is both affordable and comfortable. Offering shorter stays and clean, well-maintained rooms, the Loggerhead Inn represents a classic family vacation era for those seeking to experience Topsail Island throughout the year.  For more information, please visit, or call Topsail Realty Vacations at 800-526-6432.

About Topsail Realty Vacations by Carolina Retreats

Founded in 1974, Topsail Realty Vacations is a leading vacation rental management firm operating on Topsail Island, North Carolina. Part of the Carolina Retreats family, they currently manage approximately 200 vacation homes on Topsail Island and surrounding areas. For more info on their vacation rental services, or to book your next vacation, visit or call 800-526-6432.


Mike Harrington

(910) 328-5241